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Good heaven that fools and knaves should be so vain

DMI number:
37677
First Line:
Good heaven that fools and knaves should be so vain
Last Line:
To future days a libel and a jest
Poem Genre / Form:
Couplet and Extract / snippet from longer work
Themes:
Advice / moral precepts
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Author:
John Dryden
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Comments:
Extract from EPISTLE THE SIXTEENTH. TO SIR GODFREY KNELLER, PRINCIPAL PAINTER TO HIS MAJESTY. ('Once I beheld the fairest of her kind'); Calif. IV (1974): 466 [‘Good Heav’n that Sots and Knaves shou’d be so vain.’]
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Content/Publication
Title:
The yearly chonicle for M,DCC,LXI [T194997] [ecco]
Page No(s):
p.61
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Dryden
Attributed To:
John Dryden